This year on Market Day Music, we had a long list of exclusive interviews and music performances by the hottest and up-and-coming country music artists. In celebration of the New Year, approaching, we decided to compile a playlist of the performances you loved most. It is our own version of a “Wrapped!”
Jenna Paulette grew up working on her family’s ranch on the Oklahoma-Texas border. Her passion for agriculture can be heard in her debut album, released earlier this year. She came by to talk with RFD-TV’s own Suzanne Alexander about time on the ranch with her grandfather, her upcoming Opry debut, and the true meaning of hard work. She also stuck around to perform her debut album track, “The Girl I Was.”
Ashley Ryan is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who is putting a modern twist on classic country. The California native has garnered millions of streams since making the move to Music City. She sat down with RFD-TV’s own Suzanne Alexander on her musical journey, her craft, and her latest project.
The Gibson Brothers have been recording music for four decades, and are one of the most successful duos in bluegrass. They are award-winning musicians who have a connection like none other. After all, they are brothers! They spoke with RFD-TV’s own Suzanne Alexander about how their background in dairy influenced their music, their new album and what it was like having Jerry Douglas in studio, and the songwriting experience. They also stuck around to perform their song, “One Minute Of You.”
Hannah Dasher has more than 1.5 million followers on TikTok, but between her music, viral cooking series “Stand By Your Pan” and comedy, everyone is taking notice of her. She took the time to talk to RFD-TV’s Suzanne Alexander about her cooking series, her songwriting, and upcoming musical projects. She stuck around to perform her hit, “Cryin’ All The Way To The Bank.” She also took over our social media platforms, where she performed 3-5 acoustic songs and discussed the songwriting process.
Jade Eagleson is a country music artist who grew up on his grandparent’s farm in Ontario, Canada and has gone to make a name for himself in the industry. He has been awarded the Top Selling Canadian Album for his sophomore release Honkytonk Revival. He spoke to RFD-TV’s own Suzanne Alexander to talk about his upcoming song, “Rodeo Queen” which comes out this Friday, his time on the farm, and what is next for him. He also stuck around to perform his hit, “She Don’t Know.” Jade also took over our social media platforms, where he performed 3-5 acoustic songs and discussed the songwriting process.
Grant Gilbert is a singer-songwriter who was raised on a cattle ranch in rural Texas, a population of 300 to be exact. He has since made his way to Nashville, combining his love of country music with blue-collar rock. He stopped by the Roy Rogers Studio to talk with RFD-TV’s own Suzanne Alexander about his time on the ranch, his backing, and new music he has released. He also stuck around to perform his hit, “Six Pack State of Mind.”
Clare Dunn has been shaking up the country music world since she arrived and shows no signs of slowing down. That mindset can be attributed to the work ethic and life lessons she learned on her family ranch. We sat down with her in June to discuss what it means to be performing at such a fan-focused event, how growing up on her Colorado ranch helped shape her musical journey, and her latest hit honoring her home state.
The James Barker Band holds the title of the most number-one hits for a Canadian country group. They are the reigning Canadian Country Music Awards Group of the Year. They stopped by RFD-TV Studios to talk with Suzanne Alexander about their debut EP, “Ahead Of Our Time” and their journey to country music. They also stuck around to perform their EP title track, “Ahead Of Our Time.”
Austin Williams hails from a tobacco farming community in Springfield, Tennessee. He is a country music artist who has quickly made a name for himself with his debut single gaining more than 7 million streams to date. He joined us at RFD-TV Studios in November to talk about his upbringing, how he started playing music after a back surgery, and his current and upcoming projects. He also stuck around to perform “Wanna Be Saved.”
Owen Riegling grew up playing music on his family’s farm in rural Canada, and he has since signed a deal with Universal Music. He just finished his first national tour across Canada as an opener for Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line. He came by RFD-TV Studios in November to talk about his rural upbringing and if it has impacted his style today, his time opening up for Tyler Hubbard, and current and upcoming projects. He also stuck around to perform his latest single, “Old Dirt Roads.”